Tuesday, September 06, 2011
Feeling like autumn...
As I write, I am listening to Paul Stookey on Pandora Radio (love the John Denver "channel") singing There is Love (aka: The Wedding Song). It is beyond comprehension to my mortal mind that it was well over thirty years ago that hubby and I stood at the altar as our friend... guitar in hand... sang that song before we took our vows.
I look at the pictures now and think how very, very young I was (hubby says he married a child bride as he was seven years older). But that was God's will and His journey... which has not been smooth but it is still going and we are still on that journey together... thanks to the One who walks the journey with us... and the outpouring of His grace along the path.
After a long day of errands and laundry and leftovers, I must "set the dishes soaking" and fold some of Christopher's clothes. I do his laundry each week to help his finances... when one cannot offer cash, one offers to help in other ways like laundry... and homemade cookies.
When the dishes are all washed and draining in the red Rubbermaid dish drainer, I hope to read the D. E. Stevenson book which is due on Thursday. It is finally cool enough to enjoy a hot cup of tea, too. I read the last two Stevenson books in two evenings and I own those. This time I do not want to pay a quarter a day for a late fee so I'm inspired to read quickly.
Oh, I did want to mention about the movie Amish Grace that I know the subject matter seems dark but the girl's murders take up just a short time in the beginning of the movie and even then it is from a distance. The rest of it is about how one of the mothers tackles the difficulty of forgiveness and how the Amish community reaches out to the killer's family.
It is just a beautiful movie about trusting God and loving others. We don't own many movies but this one went on my Wish List! Knowing it is a true story makes it especially amazing. It has taken me a lifetime to even begin to understand the power of forgiveness.
Now... if I'm going to read that book I must set the day's dishes into hot sudsy good smelling water. :)
Picture: Summer Sunflowers; allposters.com
Posted by Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks at 7:23 PM